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Entrepreneurship Hub

E-Hub Team

Sandeep Purao - Director
Sandeep Purao, PhD

Sandeep Purao is a Trustee Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Initiative at Bentley University. His current research involves the design of digital solutions for social good. His research has resulted in 100+ publications, with external funding of USD ~3 million from national agencies, foundations, and industry consortia. He has served on editorial boards and funding agency panels; and has consulted with financial institutions and software houses. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a Visiting Professor at Agder University in Norway.

Senior Program Assistant
Myvette Fernandez Hicks
Senior Program Assistant

Myvette holds the inaugural position of Senior Program Assistant for the E-hub, overseeing administrative and logistical operations in alignment with the program's vision. Charged with devising efficient methodologies for event coordination both on and off campus, facilitating effective communication between the director and alumni & Bentley community to enhance collaboration efforts, and nurtures synergistic relationships between students and both faculty & alumni mentors.

Palash Bhatt, MSF ’24
Palash Bhatt, MSFA ’24
Student Assistant

Palash is a graduate student and has been with the E-hub since its establishment, assisting Professor Purao in the development of curriculum and structure. Handling event operations, he coordinates logistics, engages with alumni, and oversees the smooth running of events. Additionally, Palash facilitates communication between Professor Purao and alumni or guest speakers, ensuring effective collaboration. Palash is also currently developing an extensive resource library to enrich the learning experience for entrepreneurship students.

Novihelha Moleni, MBA ’25
Novihelha Moleni, MBA ’24
Student Assistant

Novilhelha (Novie) is a graduate assistant for the E-hub. She is currently pursuing an MBA here at Bentley. She oversees our social media accounts, actively enhancing the E-Hub's online presence. Additionally, Novie is responsible for crafting marketing content for events hosted by the E-Hub.

E-hub Program Assistants

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Harshita Mirchandani

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Tanisha Doshi

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Mike Wang